From Anglo-Norman uncle, from Old French oncle, from Latin avunculus (“mother’s brother”; literally, “little grandfather”), diminutive of avus (“grandfather”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (“grandfather, adult male relative other than one’s father”).
uncail m (genitive uncail, plural uncailí)
Forms with the definite article
- Alternative plural: uncaileacha (Cois Fharraige)
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|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
uncail m (genitive uncail, plural uncailean)
- This form is used with proper nouns. When referring to family relationship between people, bràthair-athar and bràthair-màthar are used (for paternal and maternal uncle, respectively).
- uncail Seumas - uncle James
- mo bhràthair-athair - my [paternal] uncle
- am bràthair-màthar - their [maternal] uncle
- (gender): antaidh